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How salmonella survives the macrophage's acid attack

Macrophages destroy bacteria by engulfing them in intracellular compartments, which they then acidify to kill or neutralize the bacteria.  
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almost 5 years ago
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How a deadly fungus evades the immune system

New research from the University of Toronto has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Serious Foodborne Illness May One Day Be Prevented By A Pill

Modified probiotics, the beneficial bacteria touted for their role in digestive health, could one day decrease the risk of Listeria infection in people with susceptible immune systems, according...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Imaging immunity

Noninvasive imaging of immune system detects tumors, could monitor therapeutic responseA novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Why some HPV infections go away and others become cancer

Immune system response isn't as crucial as activity of the infected cells themselvesFor people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of...  
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almost 5 years ago
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New information about how enzymes from white blood cells function

As a part of the human immune system, white blood cells create a number of enzymes that help fight disease.  
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almost 5 years ago
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How cells defend themselves against antibiotics and cytostatic agents

'On the one hand, ABC transporters cause diseases such as cystic fibrosis, while on the other hand they are responsible for the immune system recognising infected cells or cancer cells,'...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes

A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Experiments reveal key components of the body's machinery for battling deadly tularemia

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered major 'switches' that activate the immune system to kill the bacterium, potentially leading to protective drugs and...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting 'kick and kill' cure is possible

The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research led by UCL, the University of...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Household pets can transmit infections to people

Household pets can transmit infection to people, especially those with weak immune systems, young children, pregnant women and seniors, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Bacterial 'memory' targets invading viruses

One of the immune system's most critical challenges is to differentiate between itself and foreign invaders -- and the number of recognized autoimmune diseases, in which the body attacks...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Immunology: Macrophages as T-cell primers

New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers demonstrates that macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Nanoparticles at specific temperature stimulate antitumor response

Dartmouth researchers identify precise heat to boost immune system against cancer tumorsSeeking a way to stimulate antitumor responses via the immune system, Steven...  
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almost 5 years ago
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How a bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Immunotherapy fights cancer better with both arms of the immune system, say researchers

The idea of fighting cancer with immunotherapy is to trigger the immune system. Now, a new study suggests recruiting both the innate and the adaptive immune system works best.  
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almost 5 years ago
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New study suggests ways to avoid catching diseases from pets - It's a matter of finding the right pet for the right family, veterinarian says

As new medical diagnostics become available, researchers are increasingly discovering situations in which pets can transmit diseases to humans - especially when an owner's immune system is...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.  
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almost 5 years ago
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HBV exposure matures infants' immune systems

A Singapore led study has shown that Hepatitis B Virus Infection (HBV) exposure increases the immune system maturation of infants, which may give a better survival advantage to counteract...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Study identifies protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation

Suppressing innate immune pathway could reduce symptoms of autoimmune disorderMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified an inflammatory...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago